Why two NHL players had to ref their own game | Weird Rules


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  • SB Nation
    SB Nation   2 years back

    Thanks for checking out episode 1, and keep those ideas coming for future episodes of Weird Rules. We will send you all the views it gets so you can exchange them for goods and services

    - Will Buikema

    • Google User
      Google User  2 weeks back

      Stop making the videos long. U could have told the story in a minute. Making it longer is making it garbage. Unsubbed. What a shame.

    • cpmenninga
      cpmenninga  9 months back

      The guest on this video is Charlotte Wilder, a writer at Sports Illustrated among other publications. To all the commenters who mindlessly mocked her: she is making a living writing about sports, and you are not.

    • A Panaflex
      A Panaflex  1 years back

      @Clash With NickTM https://youtu.be/XXpcb5aTnPk

    • 1961casey
      1961casey  1 years back

      Yes, Jim Schoenfeld, coach of the Buffalo Sabres, assaulted a referee in a previous game. The NHL suspended him for the offense, but he obtained a court injunction against it. When he appeared behind the bench the officials would have none of it and refused to referee the game. The NHL hired temporary officials from among the fans at the game, outfitted them in gym suits and put them in instead.

  • meepster77
    meepster77  4 days back

    1:13 OMG

    • Abbie Urick
      Abbie Urick  1 weeks back

      Can you guys review the John Scott rule?

      • LEGO Anakin
        LEGO Anakin  2 weeks back

        I wish Milwaukee had a nhl team, I love going to admirals games but I can’t stand going to the old Milwaukee arena, wish they would have demolished that and kept the Bradley center because that was a fun place to watch hockey at

        • Anthony Cutt
          Anthony Cutt  3 weeks back

          Similar to Coventry City football club in the 1980s. A linesman got injured so the Coventry City chairman put on a tracksuit and filled in.

            MARTIEN BÉLANGER  4 weeks back

            The three referees scheduled for that game were named Ron: referee Ron Fournier and linesmen Ron Asselstine and Ron Foyt.

            • wanderlustwarrior
              wanderlustwarrior  1 months back

              Are we gonna gloss over the word "misadventure"?
              Also, it's a year and a half after first airing, and I'm just now seeing the first episode. But I've seen most of the rest, and still crave more.

              • Alex Rudinski
                Alex Rudinski  2 weeks back

                It’s hilarious but that word shows up a LOT in legal contexts. It just means “something went wrong” whether it was your fault, Gary’s fault, or god’s fault

            • greg laman
              greg laman  1 months back

              The Who concert when Keith Moon went down to a Liver injury-young fan in the crowd came in for a 4-5 song set I beieve!?

              • VastBluepuppy 424
                VastBluepuppy 424  2 months back

                unless you're talking about the first five minutes being played, a NHL period is 20 minutes

                • DIAZ52
                  DIAZ52  2 months back

                  She has a more than ample bosom.

                  • jerry janik
                    jerry janik  3 months back

                    How hasn't this not happened in Buffalo

                    • Emu TV
                      Emu TV  2 months back

                      idk if your a Buffalonian (if your not, thats a person from Buffalo) i remember back in 2014 i got 2.1 meters (7 feet) (i live in buffalo) and got a lot of days off school (5-8) and it was amazing, i love Buffalo

                  • Genesis David
                    Genesis David  3 months back

                    😂😂 "you in the third row, drop the nachos"

                    • thebookgeek
                      thebookgeek  4 months back

                      The Hartford whalers *distant sound of brass bonanza*

                      • hurtig heinz
                        hurtig heinz  4 months back

                        In German soccer you can get officialy licensed as ref for certain leagues up to 1. Bundesliga. So if ref doesn't show up for a game they make an announcement asking for licensed refs in the crowd and the one with the highest qualification calls the game.

                        • Gord Oxley
                          Gord Oxley  4 months back

                          Loving this Weird Rules series 😆💯, looking forward to finding more, thanks for posting these

                          • J M
                            J M  4 months back

                            Years ago, NHL teams traveled with only one goalie. If he got injured, the home team had to choose someone on THEIR team to play goal for the opposing team. My dad saw this in Detroit -- who submitted its trainer, Ross ("Lefty") Wilson. Wilson put on a clinic for the other team.

                            • Heavy Metal Collector
                              Heavy Metal Collector  4 months back

                              The intro makes me think of Keith Moon passing out twice during a Who show after taking a mix of (I think) brandy and horse tranquilizers, and Pete Townshend having to ask if there was anyone in the audience who could play the drums

                              • hatemekatie
                                hatemekatie  4 months back

                                milwaukee has a team, but its ahl

                                • AJ Sanders
                                  AJ Sanders  4 months back

                                  This happened in one of my Peewee games and we decided to have 2 coaches ref

                                  • joshua lieberman
                                    joshua lieberman  4 months back

                                    This series=life

                                    • cptmiller132
                                      cptmiller132  5 months back

                                      destroyed after 6 beers? lol

                                      • Gary Oak
                                        Gary Oak  5 months back

                                        why is this woman acting so excited about a rule book?

                                        why does the jew even bother with sports at all

                                        • superdupergrover
                                          superdupergrover  5 months back

                                          0:52 That car is not from 1983. It is clearly >2010.

                                          • Andy Bruinewoud
                                            Andy Bruinewoud  5 months back

                                            Well technically (and it's a show about rules, so let's get technical!) the players were linesmen, not referees.

                                            • Hans Moleman
                                              Hans Moleman  5 months back

                                              SB nation personalities are all NPC's

                                              • Jon Lee
                                                Jon Lee  5 months back

                                                How about a video on the Durnan rule? The reason goalies can't wear a C on their sweaters...

                                                • Hockeyman Panthers
                                                  Hockeyman Panthers  6 months back

                                                  Oh that van joke did not age well

                                                  • Jonathon Baumann
                                                    Jonathon Baumann  6 months back

                                                    Are you guys based in Milwaukee?

                                                    • shloop dewoop
                                                      shloop dewoop  6 months back

                                                      I doubt it is obscure enough, but I would love it if you guys at some point did a video on the Scott Stevens 'distraction' rule, when they had to tell him to stop waving his glove in front of the goalies face during playoff games, eventually having to turn it into a rule because he kept doing it anyway.

                                                      • MGTOWN
                                                        MGTOWN  6 months back

                                                        Gotta love these total beta males talk about sports! lmao

                                                        • Doctor Cthulhu
                                                          Doctor Cthulhu  6 months back

                                                          I love this series

                                                          • iamthetruth456 L
                                                            iamthetruth456 L  6 months back

                                                            Shoutout to my homies in Milwaukee

                                                            • uwbadgerfan
                                                              uwbadgerfan  7 months back

                                                              I live about 2 hours away from Milwaukee

                                                              • Dante Maule
                                                                Dante Maule  7 months back

                                                                Please do a video about Flamengo vs Atletico mineiro in the 1981 Copa libertadores quarter finals, the most scripted game ever

                                                                • Secret Idenity
                                                                  Secret Idenity  7 months back

                                                                  Damn she’s hot 😂😂😂

                                                                  • Diamond Lewis
                                                                    Diamond Lewis  7 months back

                                                                    You guys are in Milwaukee?

                                                                    • Joe Bloggs
                                                                      Joe Bloggs  7 months back

                                                                      Check the Stanley Cup Playoffs I think in 1988. Devils vs Islanders maybe? Bobby Schmatz was a coach and had an ongoing feud with a ref. He made some comment about the refs weight saying 'why doesn't he have some more donuts', while passing him in the gangway after the previous game. The ref lost his balance and claimed Schmatz assaulted him. The next game all the refs refused to ref if Schmatz was on the bench. Meanwhile the leagues Commissioner was nowhere to be found (Gary Bettman, yes another Gary in the story), because he was trying to rescue his daughter from an overseas cult. So, the league asked if anyone in the crowd would like to fill in. They found some fans with College referee experience, went to the fan shop to buy them skates and equipment, et voila, they reffed a Stanley Cup Playoff game. It was on Hockey Night in Canada and Don Cherry was a commentator at the time. He had plenty of choice words about the situation, making the game an even more entertaining experience. The new refs were quite good and I think may have been offered tryouts to become NHL refs afterwards.

                                                                      • Härr Sprecher
                                                                        Härr Sprecher  7 months back

                                                                        Milwaukee has the Admirals. It might not be a NHL team, but it’s a team.

                                                                        • william michalowski jr
                                                                          william michalowski jr  7 months back

                                                                          what was the actual date this happened?

                                                                          • Lance Milliken
                                                                            Lance Milliken  7 months back

                                                                            Please do more hockey videos. Thanks

                                                                            • Neal N
                                                                              Neal N  8 months back

                                                                              Another reason why the NHL is better than the NFL and NBA. The NHL team's players are less biased than NFL and NBA refs.

                                                                              • Joel
                                                                                Joel  8 months back

                                                                                In July 2003, during an MLS playoff game between DC United and the New York Metrostars, the legend that is cheatin' Bob Bradley was born. So how did this nickname come about?

                                                                                You see, back then, MLS did things the American way. That meant shootouts to end regular season games, it meant no ties, and it meant what we call, Ovetime. So, during this playoff game, when at the end of regulation the game was tied 2-2, off to overtime we went. Metrostars head coach Bob Bradley was desperate to get some fresh legs on the field, but had already used all 3 of his regular substitutions. So what he did next was what some call cheating, but what I think was a stroke of genius.

                                                                                Back then, MLS had a strange rule where you're allowed 3 field substitutions, plus an extra goaltender substitution. So what Bradley did, was he switched goaltender Tim Howard into a midfielder, and switched the midfielder to play goaltender, just for a few seconds. During those few seconds in which the field play was used as a goaltender, Bradley used his goaltender substitution to sub him out, and to sub in 16 year old midfielder Eddie Gaven. So there was Gaven, the youngest player to play in MLS at the time, playing in goal. The Metrostars then purposefully kicked the ball out of play at the first possible opportunity, so that they could switch Tim Howard back in goal, and put Eddie Gaven into midfield. And thus, the brilliant maneuver was complete.

                                                                                Just to rub salt into DC United's wounds, you probably guessed what happened next. Yup, Gaven went on to score the overtime winner, and the Metrostars advanced at United's expense.

                                                                                • Bferrari 260
                                                                                  Bferrari 260  8 months back

                                                                                  Yea hartford

                                                                                  • Kevin Hart
                                                                                    Kevin Hart  8 months back

                                                                                    Where are his glasses?

                                                                                    • Borednbusy
                                                                                      Borednbusy  8 months back

                                                                                      April 13, 2008 NYR vs NJD NHL Your welcome.

                                                                                      • I like Games
                                                                                        I like Games  8 months back

                                                                                        Wisconsin’s awesome I’m in greenbay currently

                                                                                        • Shifty
                                                                                          Shifty  9 months back

                                                                                          Was she drunk? Lol

                                                                                          • Serious Shenanigans
                                                                                            Serious Shenanigans  9 months back

                                                                                            “Hockey, it’ll happen.” Should be the slogan when NHL video games boot up.